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Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing


8 servings

This tender pork is seasoned with a wonderful herb and lemon rub I created. Even my husband, who is a chef, thinks this dish is special enough for company. —Carol Birkemeier, Nashville, Indiana
Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; rub over tenderloins. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° until a thermometer reads 160°, 25-35 minutes. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork: 176 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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